Airman & Family Readiness 

140th wing emblemAFRP Mission Statement:  The Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager (A&FRP) and the A&RFP team collaborate with the Colorado National Guard State Family Program to implement higher headquarter operational plans. 

Welcome to the Airman & Family Readiness Program Page! The A&FRP provides support and resources to members and families of the Colorado Air National Guard by developing and executing policies, programs, and processes that enhance individual, family, and community readiness. The Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager reports directly to the Wing Commander to determine the vision and framework for the program and partners with the State Family Program Office on all Joint efforts including Key Volunteer training, Marriage Enrichment, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration, Personal and Financial Counseling, and Financial Assistance. Deployment cycle support is provided via individualized pre-deployment briefs, monthly well calls, Wing socials, and Key Volunteer sponsorship. In addition, the A&FRP collaborates with local community agencies to build and maintain support for the military. From recruitment to retirement, we are here for you!

 

The A&FRP Team core values to our Air Guard members and their Families with:

 

 

 
  • Relocation Assistance

  • Exceptional Family Member Support

  • Military Child Education Information

  • Wounded, Ill, and Injured Support Services          

  • Information and Referrals

  • Life Skills Education

  • Employment Assistance

  • Transition Assistance

  • Community Outreach

  • Community Disaster/Crisis/Evacuation Support viz the EFAC

  • Deployment Cycle Support

  • Personal and Family Readiness

 

The Airman and Family Readiness Program consists of three key players:

 

1. The AFRPM ensures program regulations are met; guarantees Commanders, Military Points of Contact, and Key Volunteers understand and promote their vision for Family Readiness; and investigates and researches community resources that further assist and promote our members.

 

2. The Airman and Family Readiness Assistant assists the AFRPM by assisting Airmen with resources, referrals, and financial assistance qualifications, as well as supporting Commanders/Military Points of Contact/Key Volunteers.

 

3. The Air Wing Integrator supports and develops the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, Strong Bonds Marriage Enrichment, and the Resiliency programs. These three programs promote family unity before, during, and after deployments. Introducing the reintegration and reconstitution process to the family and military member before and after a deployment develops and confirms the Mission Readiness of our members and their support system.

 

For more information on the services and support that is available to you for this program, please click here.

 

Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager
Michelle Abarca
Office: 720-847-9116

michelle.abarca@us.af.mil


18860 E. Breckenridge Ave. Bldg 801 Rm N-259
Buckley AFB, CO 80011

720-847-9116

 

Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of UTA weekends